Anna C Strachan
Faculty of Applied Science & Technology
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Scholarship, Research & Creative Activities
Anna Strachan is currently the Acting Associate Dean of the Magna School for the Skilled Trades at Sheridan College. Anna earned her Master of Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s University, an Ontario Certificate of Qualification in Mold Making and a German Tool and Die Licence over the past 20 years.
Anna’s experience in higher education started as a part-time professor at Sheridan and Seneca Colleges. After teaching full-time for a couple of months, she stepped into the Program Coordinator role for the Precision Manufacturing cluster of programs. During her 3 years in this position, a new pre-apprenticeship program and CNC RapidSkills credential were added to the group of apprenticeship and post-secondary programs offered.
Before arriving at Sheridan, Anna was granted an international patent for a minimally invasive heart surgery tool she developed with a team of researchers in Ontario. She also owned a technical consulting business. As an apprentice, Anna won the Silver Medal in the Precision Machining Skills Canada competition, Canada’s highest student competition for Skilled Trades. Anna is an active advocate for the skilled trades and encourages young people to take their first step into their career by learning hands-on skills which formed the foundation of her career.